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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 31, 2008 1:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Ohola u Maka Sitomni

To all of my new found friends and acquaintances in the forum, the following is respectfully provided by myself and Mrs. Mando (she is full blooded Oglalala Lakota) with our best wishes for a safe, healthy and prosperous 2009. The subject line roughly translates to "be respectful of all things on earth"

And as you enter 2009 with the hopes of newness:

"Wakan tanan kici un" - May the Great Spirit go with you

"Toksha ake wacinyuanktin ktelo" - I shall see you again

"Akita mani yo" - Observe everything as you walk

Peace my friends - Be Well All

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Poster: roughyed85 Date: Jan 1, 2009 6:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ohola u Maka Sitomni

Happy New Year. My mate turned up at the pub with a bottle of (ordinary) Highland Park, so we celebrated with that.
Did you ever find that obscure blend I sent you details of?

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jan 1, 2009 9:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ohola u Maka Sitomni

Refresh my memory - I know I tried looking it up but the posts got overrun and I haven't been able to track the old post down.

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Poster: roughyed85 Date: Jan 1, 2009 12:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ohola u Maka Sitomni

It's called:
TE BHEAG NAN EILEAN
Praban na Linne Ltd
Eilean na Iarmain
An t-Eilean
Sgiathanach*
Scotland
IV43 8QR
Every word on the label is in Gaelic. I've no idea what it tastes like. I got it for a buddy's 60th and he won't open it yet.
*This place is not on any map!

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jan 1, 2009 1:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ohola u Maka Sitomni

After circuitous searching through multiple .uk site here's what I could shake out.

Starting with:

TE BHEAG NAN EILEAN
Praban na Linne Ltd
Eilean na Iarmain
An t-Eilean Sgiathanach*
Scotland
IV43 8QR

Te Bheag nan eilean - 'Little lady of the western isles' The name of the whisky. Pronounced "chey vek", Té Bheag means "the little lady" or "wee dram". "Nan eilean" translates to 'Western Isles'. The Isle of Skye is in the Inner Hebrides which is part of the Western Isles.

Praban na Linne Ltd is the name of the whisky company headquartered on the Isle of Skye that bottles Te Bheag Nan Eilean. The name Praban na Linne translates to "a smugglers den by the Sound of Sleat"

Eilean na Iarmain - the name of the estate or region on the Isle of Skye where Praban na Linne is located. It is probably part of an address. I attached a picture - you can just see the tops of the Praban distillery.

An t-Eilean Sgiathanach - means "The Island Federation" and is part of the address, similar to our use of state names in postal addresses.

Scotland - Scotland :P
IV43 8QR - comparable to zip code

As far as tasting notes, here's what you can expect:

Nose: Fresh, with a citrus note, good richness, a delicate peatiness and a little touch of cereal. Palate: Much more fat than the chilfiltered, more weight, a good touch of liquorice, though not as creamy as the chilfiltered, it has good toffee-like richness with a delicate peaty note. Finish: good length, with a rich soft spiritiness.

Smooth and slightly peated from its West Coast origins, a connoisseurs' whisky with a high malt content, aged between 5 and II years old, and a hint of sherry from selected casks in which it was matured.

I read a few other tasting notes and they were all very positive. The only negative I could find was one guy who was expecting a more peaty malt since it was from the Islay region of Scotlan which tend to have very peaty and smoky malts. I wouldn't really call this a negative comment since the writer was commenting on his expectation more so than what he tasted.

Sounds like you have a very nice whisky on your hands. Best of luck and if you need some help once you crack it open - just let me know.

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Poster: roughyed85 Date: Jan 2, 2009 2:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ohola u Maka Sitomni

Thanks for the info. Unfortunately the whisky's not mine. I bought it for my buddy's 60th, and the tight owd bugger won't open it yet!
You've pictured a beautiful part of Britain. I've tried to attach a picture of Liagacht, just across on the mainland. I climbed it last Summer.
If you're ever in the dump that's the rest of Britain, email me: robburke7@yahoo.co.uk. You and family are welcome to stay - I've got plenty of (ordinary) malts, and you'll quickly get used to warm beer!

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Poster: rastamon Date: Dec 31, 2008 2:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ohola u Maka Sitomni

สุขสันต์วันปีใหม่ขอให้มีความสุขกาย สบายใจ ปราศจากทุกข์โศก โรคภัยทั้งหลายทั้งปวง

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 31, 2008 5:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ohola u Maka Sitomni

ปรารถนาให้โลกมีสันติ สำหรับครอบครัวคุณ ...จากเรา

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Poster: stilldead77 Date: Jan 1, 2009 6:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ohola u Maka Sitomni

Translation:

God be with your family peace and all goodness...from us.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jan 1, 2009 10:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ohola u Maka Sitomni

Literal translation is:

"A hope for one world family - From ours to yours."

It's hard to type voice inflections.

Happy New Year!

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Poster: stilldead77 Date: Jan 1, 2009 6:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ohola u Maka Sitomni

Where did you get the Thai-(Stick) from?

Translation:

Happy New Year and Godbless you, and wish you have a good healthy year.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Jan 1, 2009 7:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ohola u Maka Sitomni

i know...BORING!

This post was modified by rastamon on 2009-01-01 14:29:17

This post was modified by rastamon on 2009-01-01 15:13:06

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jan 1, 2009 9:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ohola u Maka Sitomni

rasta -

Not that boring. We learned some Thai when my son studied in Thailand. He is a certified Muay Thai instructor under Ajarn Chai Sirsute and spent three months each summer over a 4 year period studiying under various masters in Thailand with Master Sirsute.

Here are a few pics of my son and I with Master Chai.

The last one is me and my son with Guro Dan Inosanto. I am an apprentice instructor under Guro Dan in Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do and Eskrima Kali.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Jan 1, 2009 10:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ohola u Maka Sitomni

i meant the post to stilldead77 that i deleted.

Dan Inosanto was Bruce Lee's top student, I used to drop by Bruce Lee's dojo in the early 60's on East 14th st, Hayward, Ca. I was into the "classical mess" back then. James Lee also taught with Bruce Lee then. Jim Mather was my Sensei(1965-66) Then in okinawa i studied Shorinryu under Shugoro Nakazato. I learned enough to get killed by the average street fighter-haha.
Jeet Kune Do is the real deal as well as MMA & Thai Kick Boxing. Waaaay better then tag-karate. Now my style is fiding wid out fiding (420+bad breath is deadly!)
Now I run (ok, jog)
Hey now, I have most of the issues of 1964 thru 1967 Black Belt Magazines. I wonder if they are worth anything?



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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jan 1, 2009 12:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ohola u Maka Sitomni

I hear you. I haven't fought competitively for about 6 years. Herniated discs will do that. Have fought defensively a few times, but they were young idiots at an ATM and the sight of their own blood took all the fight out of them. That and seeing a karambit coming at their bellies.....

I still train and teach 5 nights a week but now I carry a Sig Sauer 226 Navy .40 in my left shoulder holster and a Heckler and Koch .45 in my right. Funny thing, since I started carrying concealed I have never once had to draw or even consider it.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jan 1, 2009 9:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ohola u Maka Sitomni

I try again - this time with attachment.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Jan 1, 2009 10:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ohola u Maka Sitomni

do you post at sherdog.com ? I do, occasionally, as rastamon. I see in the picture "Rickson Gracie" no doubt the baddest moo-foo on the planet today, imho

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jan 1, 2009 12:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ohola u Maka Sitomni

The head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor (Frank Cucci - 1995 world champion) at the studio where I studied certified under Pedro Sauer - who studied with and earned his jiu jitsu black belt and instructor certification under Rickson and the rest of the Gracies.

I only made it to brown belt in BJJ before the shoulders and back started impacting my grappling training.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 31, 2008 2:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ohola u Maka Sitomni

And to that I can but reply:

A h-uile là sona dhuibh's gun là idir dona dhuib.

(May all your days be happy ones.)